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#1 tleek

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 16:06

Hey all, the cap band separated from the cap on my Carene so the cap is no longer held in place. Customer service invited me to send it to France for repair, but in procrastinated and decided I can just glue it back into place. It would take quite a while for me to get the pen back and it is one of my favorites.

I doubt I will ever sell it, so Im not too worried about ruining its value. I am worried about ruining its aesthetic.

Will a drop of super glue handle this? 2 ton epoxy? Marine epoxy? What would you use?

Thanks

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#2 pajaro

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 17:24

I would use epoxy, very sparingly, in preference to Super Glue.  This will probably need more holding power.  After dealing with a clutch ring for the cap on a Montblanc 144, where I used Loctite Threadlocker 290 successfully and still holding, I would consider using the Loctite Threadlocker 290.  I was put onto this stuff here, I think by RonZ of Main Street Pens.  I tried using Super Glue for this clutching gold ring and it kept coming off, so Super Glue wouldn't hold that.  Pulling the cap off of the Montblanc would pull the clutch ring off every time until I used the Threadlocker 290.  Maybe someone else can pass on this, because I am not a repair pro.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 17:38

I haven’t thought of using loctite. My only experience is with loctite blue.

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 17:53

You might consider posting this on the Waterman forum as well.  Force, who posts there has a good deal of experience with Carene, has repainted them, and other stuff.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 17:56

You might consider posting this on the Waterman forum as well.  Force, who posts there has a good deal of experience with Carene, has repainted them, and other stuff.


Great idea, thank you.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 15:19

I used a cheap 2 ton epoxy I had on hand, applied s little with a toothpick, and it seems to have worked for now. Hopefully it holds up.

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 00:30

I used a cheap 2 ton epoxy I had on hand, applied s little with a toothpick, and it seems to have worked for now. Hopefully it holds up.

I am glad you got this straight.  I think it might work.  I have used five minute set time epoxy to fix other pen problems. 


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Posted 18 August 2020 - 03:45

I am glad you got this straight.  I think it might work.  I have used five minute set time epoxy to fix other pen problems. 

I think it’s will hold fine, I will just be careful about cleaning it out with water. It’s not a marine epoxy, just some 5 minute harbor freight stuff I had in laying around. I thought about picking up some devcon but I don’t think it’s necessary and if it falls off again I can clean it up try with something else.

Thanks for the help!





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